Learn to Lift

Learn the barbell squat, bench press, deadlift, and overhead press.

Become a stronger and better you.

Are you strong enough?

Strength is the most important physical attribute we possess. Strong people are healthier. They live longer, and can DO more.

Strength builds confidence. No longer will you wonder what your body is capable of: you will KNOW.

Strength gives you an edge. You’ll never be the last one up the hill, you’ll never be the first one to sit down.

Strength is useful, every day. Lifting groceries, moving furniture, carrying a child, practicing your sport.

Barbell Training

There are many tools and training methods you can use to increase your strength, but none matches the barbell.

Barbell exercises place the entire human body under a load, creating a training stress and adaptation that is without rival.

There is no machine exercise that can match the strength training impact of the barbell back squat.

And the barbell is for everyone. It can be loaded at very light weights, so that everyone can start training with a resistance they can handle, and then be increased in appropriate increments.

Do you want to be strong? You must learn and master the barbell squat, press, deadlift, and bench press.

Learn to Lift

You will learn to squat, press, bench press, and deadlift over the course of two private 90 minute training sessions for $200. We will also construct a training program to fit your goals and needs.

Use the contact form below to tell us about yourself, your goals, and what times you are available. We’ll be in touch within one business day.

We are located in Berkeley at 1440 University Ave.


What People Are Saying

I came to Katherine as a brand new lifter looking to improve my overall fitness in preparation for a 2,500 mile off-road motorcycle race.

She’s super encouraging, and truly excited about lifting! I really appreciate her ability to demystify entire strength training experience–from how the mechanics of individual lifts work to gym culture.

I’m amazed at how I’ve not only gotten significantly stronger in the few months I’ve been working with her, but my stamina has improved dramatically as well. I am so thrilled to have her in my corner!


Gwyn is an awesome coach: kind and supportive, but also rigorous about correct form. She is knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and has a plan in mind for both coaching sessions and the ones on my own. I look forward to going to the gym – and cannot believe I’m saying that!

I wish I had known about weight-lifting years ago. I never thought it applied to someone like me. So wrong. Just doing things around the house is easier. Lifting airplane luggage into the overhead compartment – magically lighter. General body wellbeing better. Thanks, Gwyn! Helen

I drove just shy of 100 miles to meet Jeremy for a personal training session. It was well worth the time and money. He was able to notice and correct my form flaws, and provide correction in a way that helped immediately.

Jeremy is very professional, he knows his craft and is capable of teaching in a way that even I could grasp. He is personable, sincere and really wants to make you better. He never once made me feel rushed for time, he wanted me to leave with the confidence that I knew the lifts properly.